urasoe castle ruins

  1. David

    Historical Landmark Hacksaw Ridge

    My first attempt to visit Hacksaw Ridge left me right below it, at the basin where Urasoe Youdore is at on the Urasoe Castle Ruins site. My second attempt led me to Needle Rock—a cool rock formation on the same ridge and a good history lesson, but not where I intended on going either time. I...
  2. David

    Sightseeing Possible trip to Hacksaw Ridge?

    I thought so, until I got there. My initial plans were to finally visit Hacksaw Ridge today. However, I only had an hour to explore. I thought to myself, "That ought to be enough time to see and document it all." Once I arrived to the site by GPS, I knew that wasn't going to be the case. I...
  3. Shrine

    Shrine

    Some sort of a shrine at the end of the tombs.
  4. East Wing

    East Wing

    East Wing of the tombs for King Sho Nei.
  5. West Wing

    West Wing

    West Wing of the tombs for King Eiso.
  6. Doorway

    Doorway

    Doorway to the tombs.
  7. Doorway

    Doorway

    Doorway to the tombs.
  8. Pathway

    Pathway

    What was once the Kurashin-ujo is now an open pathway.
  9. Kurashin-ujo

    Kurashin-ujo

    Kurashin-ujo was a dark man-made tunnel leading to the tombs.
  10. Marking

    Marking

    A marking to signify the right direction.
  11. Hours

    Hours

    Hours seem to be from 0900 to 1700/1800.
  12. Sign

    Sign

    A sign explaining the tombs of the early Ryukyu Kingdom Kings.
  13. Lower View

    Lower View

    A lower view of the reconstructed (2005) Urasoe Castle Ruins.
  14. Side View

    Side View

    A side view of the reconstructed (2005) Urasoe Castle Ruins.
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